Sidespin topspin serves

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

laurence shields

laurence shields Asked 9 years ago

Hi Guys,

First of all thanks on the tips.

When i am returning serve i struggle to attack long sidespin topspin to my backhand.I try to step around and use my forehand topspin which is my stronger stroke but the ball usually goes off the end the same thing happens with my backhand topspin.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Laurence,

There are two things working here the speed of the ball and the topspin.  That is probably why the ball is going off the end.

Try to brush over the top of your return a lot more.  You don't have to hit the ball hard to start with.  Just a gentle topspin or even a counterhit with your bat having a closed angle should do the trick.


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